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Thomas William SMITH

Kete Horowhenua2020-03-23T16:51:42+00:00
Date of birthFeb 1878
Date of death8 Aug 1915
Spouses nameUnmarried - Partner, Mary Jane
Fathers nameThomas
ChildrenAda Victoria (b 1901), Maudie Margaret Grace (b 1903), Violet Rose (b 1905)
Cause of deathKilled in action
Last known residenceFoxton, Horowhenua
Awards1914 - 15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of birthBulls, NZ
Place of deathDardanelles
Theatres of warEgyptian 1915, Gallipoli 1915
War memorialNot recorded locally
Place enlistedTrentham
Christian namesThomas William
Overseas memorialChunuk Bair (NZ) Memorial
WarsWW 1
Service number10/2315
ReligionC of E
Date enlisted14 Feb 1915
Final rankPrivate
Regiment or serviceWellington Infantry Regt NZEF 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation date12 June 1915

Height: 5' 8" Weight: 152lb

Hair: Light Brown Complexion: Fair

Chest: 33½" - 37" Eyes: Hazel

Last Employer: WB Pearce, Oroua Downs

Declared age on enlistment: 37 years

Previous Military Training: Palmerston North Rifles, Dannevirke Rifles

Result of Court of enquiry held at Moascar, Ismailia 16 January 1916 - Now believed dead 8 August 1915 at the Dardanelles